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    Jan 10, 2014 4:32:00 PM
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    Top 5 Reasons Why You’ll Love Mastic

    The deep woodsy scent of trees after a Mediterranean rainstorm, sweetening as the sun warms the refreshed earth. That’s one image that comes to mind when I close my eyes and inhale the aroma of mastic essential oil Pistacia lentiscus var. Chia....

    Dorene Petersen /  
    Jan 7, 2014 10:08:00 AM
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    Top 5 Ways to Check Quality of Essential Oils: Gas Chromatography (GC), Mass Spectometry (MS), Latin, Organoleptic Testing & Knowing Your Supplier

    Editor's Note: This post was originally published on January 7, 2014, and was updated in June 2016.
     
    How do you ensure that the essential oils you're buying are the best possible quality? Whether you're a Registered Aromatherapist TM or...
    Erika Yigzaw /  
    Dec 26, 2013 4:35:00 PM
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    Holistic Nutrition on the Moo-ve! Organic Milk is Packed with Omega-3s

    Got Omega-3s? If you’re drinking organic milk, the answer is YES—according to a new study in Plos One journal. When I need a dairy fix, I only drink certified organic milk, so this new research immediately caught my attention! I first heard...

    Dorene Petersen /  
    Dec 18, 2013 5:22:00 PM
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    Top 9 Reasons to Study Abroad in Indonesia

    We’re very excited to announce that our Aromatic Indonesia 2014 study abroad tour will be casting off on May 12th until the 25th. Interested in joining us on our herbal excursions? I’ve compiled the top 9 reasons why you shouldn’t miss out on...

    Erika Yigzaw /  
    Dec 11, 2013 5:45:00 PM
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    Cancer Sniffing Honeybees: Next Buzzing Trend in Holistic Health?

    The holistic health field is certainly buzzing with excitement lately. People are choosing to live natural and holistic lifestyles: adopting exercise, aromatherapy, holistic nutrition (I’m looking at you, kale junkies!), and other practices as...

    Dorene Petersen /  
    Dec 6, 2013 12:29:00 PM
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    Quality of Essential Oils: Diluents, Extenders, Synergy…Oh My!

    The Art of Choosing Quality Oils

    Isn't it nice to go wine tasting? If you’re like me, you might choose a family owned vineyard known for organic and responsible farming. When you know exactly where and how the fruit is grown, you're going to get...

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    Nov 26, 2013 4:49:00 PM
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    Excuse Me...is that your Phone that Smells like Roses?

    Technology moves fast. We now have 3-D televisions and printers, video games that read your body, and smart phones that can track your REM cycles while you sleep. But what if you could smell a bouquet of roses every time you receive a text from...

    Dorene Petersen /  
    Nov 16, 2013 1:07:00 PM
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    The eWriting Herbalist: An Interview with Author Lori Bell

    “I want to try natural remedies for healing and holistic health, but I don’t know where to start.” Lori Bell (an American College of Healthcare Sciences alumna) often heard this lament at farmer’s markets while selling natural products through...

    Dorene Petersen /  
    Nov 12, 2013 4:30:00 PM
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    Scholarship Recipient Reminds Us: Holistic Health is Helping Others

    Here at ACHS, we recognize that earning a certificate, diploma, or degree requires dedication and committment to your studies. There is no doubt about it, being a student can at times feel overwhelming. With a busy class schedule, texts to read,...

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    Nov 6, 2013 5:01:00 PM
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    ACHS Grads and Alumni: Reaching for the Stars to Heal the World

    As an educator, watching my students achieve their goals is an immense joy. Completing a certificate, diploma, or degree in holistic healthcare is an outstanding accomplishment, and it is something to take pride in and celebrate. Here at ACHS,...

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